Acupuncture involves the insertion of fine needles through the skin and tissue at specific points on the body. This stimulates the body to produce “”pain relieving” chemicals which blocks the pain and results in pain relief.
Intramuscular Stimulation (IMS) is used in the treatment of myofascial pain. The treatment involves the use of acupuncture needles to penetrate deep muscle tissue, targeting the injured muscle that has been contracted and become shortened from distress. This allows the shortened abnormal muscle to release.